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Sonya Doctorian
Video Journalist
Rocky Mountain News -- Sonya Doctorian
Denver, CO

http://cfapp.rockymountainnews.com/video/doctorian.cfm

Denver, CO

Summary:
representative example of newspaper multimedia journalist

Below from the Rocky Mountain News website http://cfapp.rockymountainnews.com/video/doctorian.cfm (This link also contains a list of links to Doctorian's video essays.):

Sonya Doctorian produces video essays for RockyMountainNews.com. She also works with the News photo staff as a photo coach and project photo editor. Sonya has a Master's in documentary filmmaking from American University in Washington, D.C. She's been the assistant managing editor for photography at the St. Petersburg Times, the director of photography at The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. and the Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel. She started her career in photojournalism as a staff photographer at the Tampa Tribune after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Below excerpt form an interview with Sonya Doctorian (http://www.professordevigal.org/blog_in/archives/000610.html):

Last summer, I pitched the idea of changing my position to a mix of short-form documentaries for the website and project photo editing. Janet Reeves, director of photography, Mike Noe, Interactive director and John Temple, our top editor, and I met several times to iron out details. I launched "Video Journal" in October after we hired a new photo editor to take my place in features. John proposed the title of "video columnist" because my point of view produces the entire piece-from shooting to editing.

My position is an experiment, so it's up to me to make it an essential component of our website.